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[an-tuh] /ˈæn tə/
a privately supported organization, chartered by Congress in 1935, for the encouragement and advancement of professional and nonprofessional theater.
Origin of ANTA
A(merican) N(ational) T(heatre and) A(cademy) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Sayac means a station or division, ANTA is a small town near Cuzco.

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  • For this great service the chief of ANTA was declared to be a noble of the highest rank and cousin to the Inca family.

    Apu Ollantay Anonymous
  • Sandilli and his half-brother, ANTA, were declared by the Governor to be outlawed, and a reward issued for their apprehension.

  • For example, the ANTA basin at harvest time is one of the fairest sights in Peru.

  • In the ANTA region, over an area several hundred square miles in extent, they run from several degrees to 20 or 30.

  • They occur in a great and only moderately disturbed series in the ANTA basin north of Cuzco, but are there not fossiliferous.

  • As has already been stated, the position of the east window was fixed by the ANTA before it.

  • The ANTA is the end of a wall treated so as to be an almost independent member, like a square pillar in which the wall ends.

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  • The ANTA is the tapir, once very plentiful in South America, but now rare in the well civilized districts.

  • The name Andes is often derived from ANTA, an old Peruvian word signifying metal.

British Dictionary definitions for ANTA


noun (pl) antae (ˈæntiː)
(architect) a pilaster attached to the end of a side wall or sometimes to the side of a doorway
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